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We’re analysing DNA from ancient and modern humans to create a ‘family tree of everyone’

Our genetic variation can tell us about the genetic genealogy that relates us all. Image: UNSPLASH/ Ryunosuke Kikuno

Yan Wong

Researcher in Evolutionary Genetics, University of Oxford

Anthony Wilder Wohns

Postdoctoral Researcher in Statistical and Population Genetics at the Broad Institute, Harvard University

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'Geographic location of modern and ancient humans contained in our unified genealogy. The size of each symbol is proportional to the number of people sampled from that population.' Image: Wilder Wohns et al.
'Human ancestral lineages over time and space. Each line represents an ancestor- descendant relationship in our unified genealogy. The width of a line corresponds to how many times the relationship is observed; lines are coloured on the basis of the estimated age of the ancestor.' Image: Wilder Wohns et al.

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